Okay, I’ll admit it. I am dreadfully and perfectly behind on basically everything right now. There were a million and ten things on my to-do list and after working diligently for the last month to catch up there are only a million and one left. Does it ever end?
We do have one major thing checked off our list, however—the flip house I talked about in this post here is finished and sold! This one was another major success in our books—multiple offers the first day on market and sold for far over list price. Basically, Scott is the best realtor in Dallas. Also, maybe my design skills coupled with the crazy real estate market here sealed the deal. Either way, I have some before and after pics for you, which is the best part of any major overhaul!
-Installed new flooring
-Removed old laminate counters and added granite ones
-All new stainless steel appliances
-Installed brand new cabinetry
-Removed the gold backsplash
-Extended kitchen by 4 feet
The kitchen was a hot mess when we started. We always joked that it was perfect for Scott when he was a bachelor, which was all of one day of owning this house before we met. Yes, we met the day after he purchased this one—how fun is that? 🙂 The main thing I wanted to do to this little space was extend it—you can see in the photos below how we left the support beam on the left side but also added 2 additional cabinets. We also added the same laminate flooring to all the common areas to help the layout flow and transition better.
-removed old carpet & installed laminate wood
This awkward little space is a converted garage, and rather then attempt to make it anything, we just decided to give it a good cleaning and a facelift. Much better!
-installed laminate flooring
-replaced light fixture
-painted all walls and removed graffiti (the random wall scribbles)
-installed brand new carpet
The bedrooms used to feel REALLY disgusting with animal feces stains (ICK, thanks renters…) in the carpet, walls all scribbled on, dust and dirt everywhere. The writing was literally on the wall—the rooms needed a makeover desperately. The carpet was not salvageable, and even if it was we’d feel morally wrong selling a house to someone that had a carpet that gross. So, we fixed up all three bedrooms with brand new carpet.
The bathrooms and the laundry room both got a makeover too! The laundry got new flooring, drywall and paint, while the bathroom got brand new tile, new tubs, toilets and vanities. I can’t find the before picture of the bathrooms anywhere, but here’s a pretty after picture…I ADORE that tile!
-new paint on trim, home and door
-foundation fixed ($$$!!)
-landscaping – watered the grass so it grew again!
-brand new fence
The outside of the house, particularly the backyard was the biggest challenge and maybe the biggest improvement (tied with the kitchen IMHO). I’ll just let these photos speak for me…
So, it’s a wrap! I feel like we learn so much with each new house. Flip house number three is in the books. Time to find another house to flip! 😀
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